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Eden Volunteer Fire Department

Established 1923 Download Application

Become a Firefighter

Are you interested in joining the Eden Fire Department? The only requirements are that you are 18 years of age or older and live in the Eden Fire District (or within close proximity).  The Department requires you to attend a NYS Firefighter 1 training course in your first two years of service in the department.

NYS Firefighter 1 is a total of 120 hours and combines classroom lectures and hands-on training sessions.  It is hosted at fire companies throughout the county, and can be taken either 2-3 days per week over a few months or in a boot camp setting over the Summer (two weekends and two weeks of Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm). If there are limitations that prevent an individual from being able to complete the NYS Firefighter 1 training course, other accommodations can be made depending on the circumstances.  The Firefighter 1 training course will teach the recruit the basics of what they will need to know to begin their career in the fire service.  However, the firefighters training does not end with the completion of the course.

The Eden Fire Department requires each of their members to attend a minimum of 6 in house drills as well as respond to 10% of the total fire alarms annually.  We urge our members to go above and beyond the department minimums and take advantage of the many training resources available to them from the State of New York as well as Erie County.  Being a volunteer firefighter has its benefits, although the requirements can be demanding, the level of satisfaction is extremely high and potential rewards are endless to today’s firefighter.  If you are interested in being a volunteer firefighter, you can submit an application or contact the Department for more details.

Line & Social Officers

Line Officers
Michael Hart, Fire Chief
Malcolm VanKoughnett, 1st Assistant Chief
Joseph Hart, 2nd Assistant Chief
Christopher Greeley, Captain
Dean Nelipowitz, 1st Lieutenant
Chris Doyle-Brown, 2nd Lieutenant

Honorable Council Member
Michael Byrnes, Liaison
Honorable Council Member
Gary Sam, Liaison

Safety Officers

David A. Cole, Safety Officer

Executive Officers
James Salzler, President

Thomas Schreiner, Vice President
Joseph Winiecki, Secretary
Thomas Schreiner, Treasurer

Board of Directors
Matthew Colvin, Chairman
David A. Cole, Co-Chairman
Joseph Hart
Jonathan Agle
Richard Greeley
Ronald Salzman


2020 Membership

Jon Agle
Shane Bingman
David A. Cole
Christopher Colvin
Matthew Colvin
Christopher Doyle – Brown
Norm Fisher
John Gavin
Christopher Greeley
Harold Greeley
Richard Greeley
Timothy Hanrahan
Joseph Hart
Michael Hart
Jason Henry

Michael Hine
Michael Jacobs
Jeremy Kunch
Adam Laing
Mitchell Laing
Paul Laing Jr.
William Laing
Dean Nelipowitz
Christopher Pieri
Joseph Poppenberg
David Rice
Gary Rice
James Salzler
Ronald Salzman
Thomas Schreiner

Vicky A. Sickau
William Sickau
Ryan Smith
Mark Smythe
Robert Stickney
Matthew Szal
Malcolm VanKoughnett
Matthew VanKoughnett
Joshua Walczyk
Susan Wilhelm
Joseph Winiecki
Howard Winkler

Contact the Eden Fire Department

Physical Address:
2791 East Church Street
Eden, New York 14057

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 85
Eden, New York 14057

Phone Number:
(716) 992-4062